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Christopher Price has covered the Boston sports scene for more then a dozen years, working for ESPN.com, SI.com and Baseball America as well as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and Boston Metro. In that time, he’s established himself as an award-winning sportswriter who has been honored by Northeastern University, the New England Press Association and the North Carolina Press Association. In addition, he’s the author of the just published, “New England Patriots: The Complete Illustrated History” and two other books “Baseball by the Beach” and "The Blueprint: How the New England Patriots Beat the System to Create the Last Great NFL Superpower.”

 
COLUMNS
Christopher Price
04/07/2011 - 12:52am
The first major event since negotiations between NFL players and owners broke off last month ended Wednesday afternoon with U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson telling both sides she will take “a couple of weeks” before she rules on the players’ request to return to work.
Christopher Price
04/05/2011 - 10:31pm
One of the most important events in the recent history of professional football will take place Wednesday in a Minnesota courtroom.
Christopher Price
03/24/2011 - 12:21am
CHESTNUT HILL — It’s easy to see why Boston College tackle Anthony Castonzo is considered a first-round talent in next month’s NFL draft: The 6-foot-7, 313-pounder has the size, strength and footwork needed to
Christopher Price
03/22/2011 - 1:09am
It is one of the final steps in the getting-to-know you process between a team and a prospect: The private workout is one of the last chances an NFL team has to get familiar with a prospect before draft day.
Christopher Price
03/19/2011 - 1:14pm
The NFL players responded to a letter from commissioner Roger Goodell with their own letter on Saturday that stretches nearly four pages, but can be boiled down into one sentence: “Your statements are false.”
Christopher Price
03/14/2011 - 1:11am
With the NFL now days into its first work stoppage since 1987, franchises are already starting to feel the impact. Teams are talking about laying off personnel, while player movement has ground to a halt. How will the lockout affect the Patriots? Here are five ways: COMPARED TO MOST OTHER TEAMS, THE PATRIOTS ARE FAIRLY WELL POSITIONED
Christopher Price
03/12/2011 - 1:14am
The first work stoppage in the NFL since 1987 started Friday at midnight, as the league decided to institute a lockout of the players after negotiations between players and owners who were searching for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement broke down.
Christopher Price
03/11/2011 - 12:56am
With NFL players and owners looking at a deadline of midnight Friday before a potential lockout — and league’s first work stoppage since 1987 — the two sides have dissolved into name-calling, going back and forth Thursday afternoon and evening in the media as time ticked down toward the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Christopher Price
03/04/2011 - 12:33am
They’re still talking. Above all else, that’s the most important thing to remember.
Christopher Price
03/02/2011 - 5:51pm
There were no public statements from Patriots officials, and Bill Belichick and Nick Caserio were mostly out of sight, out of mind.
Christopher Price
02/21/2011 - 12:45am
For the Patriots, the annual NFL Combine — set to open this week in Indianapolis — is an important part of their overall assessment of college prospects. But when it comes down to deciding whether or not a player is the kind of guy you want in a New England uniform, it’s only a singular part of a much larger evaluation process.
Christopher Price
02/07/2011 - 3:57am
He has always been the other quarterback.
Christopher Price
02/05/2011 - 6:21pm
Here are 10 things worth keeping an eye on in Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV between the Steelers and Packers:
Christopher Price
02/01/2011 - 6:34pm
After Green Bay’s B.J. Raji picked off Chicago quarterback Caleb Hanie in the NFC Championship and cruised into the end zone from 18 yards out, he performed ... well, it wasn’t quite something out of Chad Ochocinco’s book, but it was pretty close.
Christopher Price
01/31/2011 - 1:27am
There will be plenty of people in Massachusetts rooting for the Packers in Super Bowl XLV Sunday, and not just because they want Green Bay to deny Ben Roethlisbe
Christopher Price
01/26/2011 - 7:58pm
No one knows what Tom Brady and Bill Belichick want in a wide receiver more than Troy Brown.
Christopher Price
01/25/2011 - 1:49am
Learning from losses. It’s something the Patriots have done each season since Bill Belichick has been in charge down in Foxboro. For a championship-driven franchise, falling short of a Super Bowl title is a bitter pill.
Christopher Price
01/24/2011 - 1:35am
It was somewhere between the third or fourth missed tackle from Bart Scott and the crushing hit that Mark Sanchez took just before the end of the first half before the realization started to set in: After an emotionally draining win over the Pat
Christopher Price
01/21/2011 - 12:22am
Tom Brady underwent successful surgery on his right foot Thursday at Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday, and according to several reports, is doing well.
Christopher Price
01/19/2011 - 1:27am
Trying to determine the legacy of the 2010 Patriots is a complicated process. Did they fall short of their ultimate goal, victims of the lofty standards set by their predecessors? Or were they dynamic overachievers, surpassing the expectations that pundits put on them at the start of the season?
Christopher Price
01/18/2011 - 1:08am
FOXBORO — The whole thing felt more than a little like the final day of school: Lockers were being cleaned out, guys were saying goodbye and making plans to meet up soon. All that was missing was someone passing around a yearbook to sign.
Christopher Price
01/17/2011 - 3:59am
FOXBORO — Down the tunnel they came, one after the other, happy Jets’ players making airplane noises. With their arms outstretched, they pretended to fly from the field to the tunnel to the locker room, singing and laughing.
Christopher Price
01/15/2011 - 7:13pm
Here are 10 things worth keeping an eye on in Sunday’s Patriots-Jets game: WHEN THE PATRIOTS HAVE THE BALL
Christopher Price
01/14/2011 - 1:03am
FOXBORO — The memory is tough to shake.
Christopher Price
01/12/2011 - 11:51pm
The Jets’ defense is known as a fast, aggressive, blitzing group. But in truth, the perception is different than reality, especially when it comes to facing the Patriots as of late.


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NFL Sunday with Butch Ste…

NFL Sunday with Butch Stearns and Chris Price -- DIscussing how the roster and practice squad are constructed, the performance of Jimmy Garoppolo, and previewing Week 1 of the NFL regular season - 8-30-15

Butch and Price discuss how Belichick and the Pats manipulate the roster with cuts, injuries, practice squad etc. - it's a complicated subject! They then move on to the improving play of QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Butch and Price start salivating over the thought of regular season football being less than 2 weeks away and discuss some early intriguing matchups.

NFL Sunday with Butch Stearns and Chris Price -- Discussing the Pats performance in Carolina, the Develin injury and the running back depth chart - 8-30-15

Butch is in for Dickerson on NFL Sunday and he and Chris get into the victory over Carolina and their take-aways - the receivers could be in trouble if they don't get healthy with Wayne struggling and Boyce not contributing at all, Scott Chandler is a beast that could be a huge redzone threat with Gronk on the field and more. They talk about the offense and break down the running back depth chart. Then Trags gives them a call to give his take on the roster and their play so far.

It Is What It Is Cast: Reggie Wayne makes his practice debut with Patriots

WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.

We Love Anthony Davis - S…

We Love Anthony Davis - Space Jam and Celtics Summer League with Jay King. 7-23-15

Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.

We Love Anthony Davis - Michael Holley Recaps NBA Free Agency 7-9-15

Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.

We Love Anthony Davis - Are the Celtics doomed? 7-1-15

How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.

The Sunday Sports Roundta…

The Sunday Sports Roundtable with Butch Stearns and John Tomase -- A look at the current Red Sox rotation and possible ways to improve in the offseason as well as John's take on the Don Orsillo situation - 8-30-15

Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.

Joe Kelly Player Of The Game Interview 8-29-15

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.

Blake Swihart Player of the Game Interview 08-28-15

Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, who hit his first career inside the park home run and propelled the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney wit…

Bruins GM Don Sweeney with Dale and Holley

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

Hey look Mort is wrong ag…

Hey look Mort is wrong again! 8-28-15

Another hour of Mort being wrong.

Chris Mortensen stepped in it again 8-28-15

Callers reacted to another mistake by Mort.

Mike Florio calls out Chris Mortensen 8-28-15

The great Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk joined us on the latest Mort screw up.

Foreshadowing Pats Openin…

Foreshadowing Pats Opening Night, 8-28-15

The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.

Previewing the Pats dress rehearsal, 8-28-15

On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.

Three For All - Barkley sends shots at agent, Emotional pre-game speech & a Gruden is fat, 8-28-15

The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Sir Charles calling out his former agent, a Texas little league coach gives a pre-game talk for the ages & Jay Gruden is becoming sensitive.

Dale and Holley's Final D…

Dale and Holley's Final Drive / Freestyle Friday - 08-28-15

We wrap up the week with the best in sound that you may have missed, plus our intern on the mic Laroy Streat has some well-wishes for the birthday boy Jerry Thornton.

No apologies... Mort keeps digging that hole deeper each week

We discuss the infamous apologies, and how a little humble pie could have ended this entire Chris Mortensen misreporting mess way sooner.

Yes, the Red Sox do still exist, and yes, Rob Bradford is with us talking Sox

We talk some Sox, including all things Hanley Ramirez.

Chris Mortensen made some…

Chris Mortensen made something up?!?!?!?!

Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?

Bob McGovern, Boston Herald Legal Analyst

Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.

Chris Villani talks deflate gate and Chris Mortensen

Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.

Fantasy Football Podcast …

Fantasy Football Podcast “Draft Strategy”

It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!

SoccerCast - Best transfer moves, Alex hates Arsene Wenger & how far can the Revs go? 8-27-15

Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?

D&C’s Breaking Balls: The Patriots have a problem with ESPN 08-24-15

Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.

Chris Mortensen details d…

Chris Mortensen details deflategate tweet saga, claims Kraft family called him to apologize

We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.

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Chris Mortensen stepped i…

Chris Mortensen stepped in it again 8-28-15

Callers reacted to another mistake by Mort.

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Robert Kraft goes rogue 8…

Robert Kraft goes rogue 8-3-15

Buck, Gary and Dino discussed Kraft's comments.

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D&C: Breaking down Game 2…

D&C: Breaking down Game 2 of the World Series from Busch Stadium

The advance guard is all set up in St. Louis as D&C opened up the show from Busch Stadium. On the menu: Another homer from Ortiz, the return of Beltran, and a big mistake from Breslow.

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